New Google Nexus 5 Models Shipping with Refreshed Design: Report

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By Rohit KVN | December 14, 2013 7:54 PM EST

Nexus 5 co-developers, Google and LG are reportedly shipping new models with minor physical improvements to fix some design flaws noticed in the early batch of the device released after the launch.

An Italian Nexus 5 owner, going by the moniker, infa99 affiliated with technology discussion forum XDA has claimed that the new model he received recently is a little different from the original, which were released last month.

The new model, features tightly fitted buttons on the sides as well as wider speaker grills for good audio output. He has released a series of pictures of old and the new Nexus 5 handsets placed side-by-side to show the differences. [To view the images, Click Here]

Apart from physical changes on the exterior, internal hardware components of the phone is said to remain same.

Though the report is running wild in the media, Nexus 5 developers, LG & Google are yet to acknowledge the reported physical changes made in the device.

This recent episode takes us back to March 2013, when LG did a similar exercise on the 2012-model Nexus 4. The company had re-released the phone with tweaks to its exterior shell by planting a couple of pointed bumps on the rear end for better grip on a slippery surface and also to provide a little lift from the platform to help phone speaker's sound to spread a little wider. Other noticeable change included re-positioned rear-side camera lens, which was moved closer to the edge, apparently to absorb more light to capture good-quality picture.

Key specifications of LG-Google Nexus 5:

Model

LG- Google Nexus 5

Display

4.95-inch full HD IPS display with 1080x1920p resolutions having pixel density of 445 ppi (pixels per inch), Corning Gorilla Glass 3

OS

Android v4.4 KitKat

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor with CPU speed of 2.3GHz (will come with Adreno 330 GPU)

GPU

450 MHz Adreno 330

RAM

2GB

Storage

32GB and16GB

Camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera  with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and HDR +, photo sphere with 360-degree view

Front: 1.3-megapixel camera

Battery

2,300mAh;

Talk time: up to 17 hours

Standby mode: 300 hours

Network

3G And 4G/LTE

Add-ons

2.3GHz Wireless Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.5G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/nc, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC (Android Beam ), micro-USB, SlimPort enabled, dual-microphones Ceramic power and volume buttons, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, built-in wireless charging

Dimensions

137.84 x 69.7 x 8.59 mm

Weight

130 g

Price (At Google Play India store)

₹28,999(16GB) & ₹32,999(32GB)

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